Community Feature: ChangeMakers

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Some of us are gay. Some of us are allies. All of us are proud that here, love is love.

 At ChangeMakers, we know that accepting diversity, embracing differences and celebrating uniqueness and individuality is essential to making our creative workplace thrive. More than that, it’s essential to making our city, our province and our world a better, brighter and more interesting place.

We love what we do because we know that our work can make a difference. We’re an internationally award-winning company renowned for our social marketing expertise and known for our ability to reach the hearts and minds of Manitobans to make change – hence our name. Our team of 21 marketing and communications experts have the skills and expertise to meet virtually all of our clients’ needs.

The goal of changing Manitobans’ attitudes and behaviours for the better is at the heart of all we do. And we are proud to show our support for a community event which has this same goal at its heart, too.

Celebrating the diverse LGBTTQ*community and experiencing its rich history and culture will go a long way in continuing to combat social stigma and discrimination. Our work won’t be finished until everyone is treated equally and with respect.

Love is love, and love will always win.

ChangeMakers is proud to be part of celebrating 30 years of pride.

Visit us at changemakers.ca to learn more

Community Feature: Oh Doughnuts

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Oh Doughnuts has the fantastic distinction of being LGBT* owned and operated, with about half of our staff identifying as LGBT*. Many of us have relied on Pride week to feel surrounded by love and acceptance, and we are overwhelmed by joy to be able to support such a happy and inclusive event. Winnipeg Pride is so important for our LGBT* community as it provides a safe and supportive gathering opportunity for everyone. Manitoba can be conservative and insular, making it difficult for our friends in need to find acceptance and allies. Winnipeg Pride provides a great opportunity for everyone in our community to connect and see that we aren’t alone.

As witnessed last year in Steinbach, our supportive community is just one of our strengths. There is always room to promote awareness and acceptance, and this year is no different. Steinbach will host their 2nd Pride March on July 15th and we couldn’t be prouder to be part of a community that transcends borders and backgrounds to support each other.

On this 30th anniversary of Winnipeg Pride, everyone here at Oh Doughnuts encourages you to celebrate yourselves, celebrate our differences and support those who are making LGBT* inclusive spaces.

We’ll see you for pride doughnuts before the parade.

Happy Pride from everyone at Oh Doughnuts!

Community Feature: Birchwood BMW

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At Birchwood BMW, we believe in living your ultimate life – the life you choose to live. We embrace and celebrate diverse communities, which is why we are proud sponsors of The 2017 Pride Winnipeg Festival.

Birchwood BMW stands by what makes each and every individual authentic, as all individuals create and contribute to our society. In order to make the most of our community and our lives, we must unite and support one another.

Standing together creates a strong community and Birchwood BMW is proud to stand with Pride Winnipeg and all others in celebrating the LGBTTQ community.